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Open Secret: Something old, something new - redefining the boundaries of the Art Collection.

Whittaker, E (2004) Open Secret: Something old, something new - redefining the boundaries of the Art Collection. Venue: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. [Exhibition]

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Whittaker, E
Date: 20 May 2004
Event Location: Venue: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
Number of Pieces: 1
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Opening Date: 2004-May-20
Closing Date: 2004-Nov-28
In 2004 the Imperial War Museum purchased two of the works following the Peronne show and the retiring keeper of art, Angela Weight, included them in Open Secret, her valedictory show at the museum in 2005 alongside Paul Seawright, Darren Almond and Ori Gersht who had photographed in Afghanistan Auschwitz and Belgrade, respectively. Becoming increasingly interested in photography's political space and encountering Paul Virilio's concept of 'white space' in that the skies in my photos were a pale, limpid white, with no suggestion of modulation which had all but sucked the 'atmosphere' out of the picture. I tried to relate the whitewall/whitewash affect of the sky to the presence of the wall upon which the photo was shown as a 'surface' of architecture that has contiguity with the image in the photo. In this way the image in the photograph appears in a simulation of architectural space indexical to the actual and represented location of the photograph.

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 15:40
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/176
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